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Chief of Staff - Finance




Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle

Chief of Staff - Finance

Change the face of Global Trade.

The opportunity:

As the Chief of Staff to the Head of Finance, you'll be at the center of managing key aspects of the Head of Finance's day-to-day engagements and driving larger cross-functional initiatives forward. You thrive in high-velocity, unstructured environments and possess the acute business judgment and communication skills needed to collaborate with a variety of people and job functions. You're outrageously organized and thorough, anticipating potential issues before they become a problem. You have an interest in technology and global trade and are hungry to learn what it takes to grow and manage a pre-IPO company.

You will:

  • You’ll be the ‘right hand’ to the Head of Finance, working behind the scenes to improve operational efficiency, solve problems, make decisions, and manage organizational issues before they need to come to the attention of the Head of Finance
  • You’ll assist in executing on OKRs, goals, and strategic priorities while also driving/overseeing strategic cross-functional projects & initiatives
  • You’ll prioritize, optimize, and align portfolios of cross-functional programs to ensure the strategy is accurately translated into successful execution
  • You’ll extend the Head of Finance’s influence and reach, and act as a confidante and advisor, often serving as a sounding board for ideas
  • You’ll help set the organizational structure and design, helping define and lead the hiring strategy and onboarding processes
  • You’ll help troubleshoot and handle the daily needs of the organization, allowing the Head of Finance to focus their efforts on developing new strategies
  • You’ll be responsible for developing a strong sense of culture and community within the organization
  • You’ll assume day-to-day responsibility for select projects and tasks
  • You’ll be responsible for the preparation & presentation of key materials, including leading staff meetings and all hands presentations  
  • You’ll create and maintain cross-departmental relationships to drive visibility and alignment 
  • You’ll bring together multiple stakeholders and help drive decisions

You should have:

  • B.A./B.S. degree
  • Minimum of 3- 5 years of experience at top tier consulting and/or finance firm
  • 2-3 years of experience in a Finance role (FP&A preferably)
  • Ability to work strategically and collaboratively across departments
  • Proven track record of effectively interacting with senior management
  • Demonstrated ability to manage priorities and projects in a high-volume, fast-paced environment
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and extremely detail oriented

About Flexport:

We believe global trade can move the human race forward. That’s why it’s our mission to make global trade easier for everyone. We aim to do this by building the Operating System for Global trade - a strategic model combining advanced technology and data analytics, logistics infrastructure, and supply chain expertise. Flexport today connects almost 10,000 clients and suppliers across 109 countries, including established global brands like Georgia-Pacific as well as emerging innovators like Sonos. Started in 2013, we've raised over $1.3B in funding from SoftBank Vision Fund, Founders Fund, GV, First Round Capital and Y Combinator. We’re excited about the three big ways we’re moving forward after our recent $1B investment from SoftBank Vision Fund in February 2019.

At Flexport, our ability to fulfill our mission of making global trade easy for everyone relies on having a diverse, dedicated and engaged workforce. That is why Flexport is committed to creating and nurturing an environment where anyone can be their authentic self. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, health status, marital and family status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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